Clear Align Chosen as a Leader in Fiber Optic Testing to Support United States Navy Aviation Systems
Eagleville, PA - Clear Align is proud to announce it has been awarded a contract to develop the first common fiber optic test kits for the United States Navy’s aviation systems. As aviation has upgraded to fiber optic systems, the ability to diagnose system failures has become critical to force continuity. Clear Align’s complex kits integrate test equipment and aircraft specific adapters that provide comprehensive fiber optic testing capability to naval aviation platforms whether on carriers or in remote bases. This new capability enables quick assessment of functionality for faster and more cost-effective repair and replacement decisions.
Angelique X. Irvin, CEO and President of Clear Align, says, “Providing essential test capability to our front-line assets is a key mission for Clear Align. We appreciate this opportunity to bring our extensive fiber-optic expertise to support Navy programs.”
The Clear Align engineering team delivered four unique testing models to the United States Navy. Two general purpose testing and inspection kits, a unit for the E-2 Hawkeye and a unit for the E-6 Mercury aircraft. The program was awarded in 2011 and the Navy is performing a technical evaluation of initial units. Production will begin mid-2012. The Common Support Equipment will be applicable to all Navy, Air Force, and Army programs providing front-line assessment and repair of fiber optic systems on aircraft and other fiber optic system applications.
About Clear Align
Clear Align is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision optical assemblies from components to payload providing in-house optical, mechanical and electronics expertise that sets us apart from other contractors. Clear Align’s imaging expertise spans the UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. We provide complex fully qualified optical solutions for defense, medical and commercial applications from terrestrial to space grade hardware. Clear Align maintains SDB, WOSB and SB status after this acquisition.